The New York Virtuoso Singers Presents Thea Musgrave At 90: A Birthday Concert

The New York Virtuoso Singers Presents Thea Musgrave At 90: A Birthday Concert

The New York Virtuoso Singers, Harold Rosenbaum, Conductor and Artistic Director, will present Thea Musgrave at 90: A Birthday Concert, the second event of their 2017-18 concert season on Sunday, May 27 @ 8:00 PM Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W 46th St, New York, NY.

Repertoire will be the music of Scottish-American composer Thea Musgrave, one of the world's most distinguished and prolific composers. She will celebrate her seventy-year career with a 90th birthday concert including the U.S. Premiere of The Voices of our Ancestors, performed by The New York Virtuoso Singers and Maestro Rosenbaum, Tadeusz von Moltke, narrator, the American Brass Quintet: Kevin Cobb, Louis Hanzlik, Michael Powell, Eric Reed, John D. Rojak and organist James Adams, Rorate Coeli, performed by The New York Virtuoso Singers and conductor Harold Rosenbaum, the World Premiere of Whirlwind and the U.S. Premiere of Dawn - two Musgrave solo oboe works performed by Nicholas Daniel, and the World Premiere of La Vida es Sueño, A Dramatic Monologue with baritone José Adán Pérez and pianist Michael Fennelly.

The program will also include excerpts from Musgrave operas: Three Heroines from Three Continents, with the New York Premiere of Manuela's Aria, from Simón Bolívar, Duet and Rit's Lament from Harriet, the Woman called Moses, and Mary's Lament and the Final Ensemble from the end of Act II of Mary, Queen of Scots. Performers will be The New York Virtuoso Singers and Harold Rosenbaum, sopranos Jenny Sandelin and Christine Lyons, mezzo Geraldine McMillian, baritone José Adán Pérez, narrator Tadeusz von Moltke, pianist Michael Fennelly.

More about the concert at http://nyvirtuoso.org/season.html.

Tickets for the May 27 concert are $50 premium seating, $35 general admission, $25 Students/Seniors. For tickets or more information, visit https://cvi.yapsody.com/event/index/105776/thea-musgrave.



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